High, middle, low consonants. Why are they called that?
Stuart Jay Raj continues his fascinating series of posts and videos which look at how and why things are as they are in the Thai language. Understanding this basic knowledge about the language itself makes learning it so much easier and logical. Here is Stuart’s post from Facebook.
Why Are the 3 Thai Consonant Classes Called High, Mid and Low?
Why are there 3 consonant classes in Thai? Why are they called High Mid and Low when the tones in Thai for those consonants aren’t High Mid and Low?
In this extended Thai Bite (grab a cup of coffee now) we will look at where the Thai consonant classes came from and find out why they are named ‘high’, ‘mid’ and ‘low’.
This Thai bite is based on the knowledge and skills developed from the foundational ‘Cracking Thai Fundamentals Course’. If you have not taken the course yet, you can find it at http://jcademy.com/course/cracking-thai-fundamentals/ .
Stuart’s video is here:
A lot of Stuart’s lessons use his Indic Consonant Compass. It really is worh having a look at this and spending time getting to understand it. http://jcademy.com/consonant-compass/